2 Pumps Wholetime.
1941 to 1962
Pollokshaws Fire Station, 65 Ashtree Road, GLASGOW. S3
16/4/1962 Pollok Fire Station, Levernside Crescent, GLASGOW. G53 5YJ. Photo
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|1973||GGA155L||Dodge K850/Carmichael/Simon Scoosher Mk2A||WrL/Sch|
|1975||KGE452N||Dodge K850/Fulton and Wylie||WrL|
|GGA155L||Dodge K850/Simon Scoosher Mk2A/Carmichael||Sch|
|GGB122T||Dodge K1613/HCB Angus||WrL|
|GGB123T||Dodge K1613/HCB Angus||WrL|
|A814XSJ||Bedford TK/Fulton and Wylie Fire Warrior||WrL|
|A815XSJ||Bedford TK/Fulton and Wylie Fire Warrior||WrL|
|H105YUS||Scania G93M-210/Emergency One||WrL|
|H106YUS||Scania G93M-210/Emergency One||WrL|
|K375MYS||Scania 93M-210/Emergency One||WrL|
|P935SGE||Scania P93M-220/Emergency One||WrL|
|P942SGE||Scania P93M-220/Emergency One (Darley Pump)||WrL|
|SF61DHE||Scania P280/JDC/Poltbilt (CAFS)||RPL|
P942SGE ran as the second appliance so the Darley pump which was on trial in 4 of the machines in this batch could get plenty of use for the trial.
|1941 to 1962||National Fire Service|
|1962 to 1975||Glasgow Fire Service|
|1975 to 2005||Strathclyde Fire Brigade|
|2005 to||Strathclyde Fire and Rescue (Name change only.)|
In 1975 this was station B3 in the Glasgow Fire Service.
Station was rededicated after refurbishment on 16th September 2006.
In addition the new
North-West Fire Station, Kelbourne Street, Glasgow, N.W., was opened in the
Second World War year 1941. To this fire cover was also added during that period
Pollokshaws and Marine Fire Stations, both of which were improvised and
converted into Fire Stations during the Second World War period and are still in
active service, pending the erection of new Stations.
(Report of the Firemaster of the City of Glasgow 1958. Page 7)
We said “farewell” during the year
to the old war time station at Pollokshaws which came under the demolisher prior
to the site being utilised for housing purposes in the new Pollokshaws
The opening of Pollok and Castlemilk stations has greatly accelerated attendance in those areas and the fire cover is therefore much improved. Both stations were designed by and built under the supervision of the City Architect’s staff at a cost of approximately £64,000 each. The general layout and facilities, provided both from the operational aspect and from the requirements of the station personnel, were much admired by those present at the opening ceremonies and much favourable comment was made by representatives from all branches of Fire Service and ancillary organisations. As stated elsewhere, the Rt. Honourable the Lord Provost officiated at both ceremonies, Pollok on Monday, 16th April, 1962, and Castlemilk on Friday, 14th September, 1962. Councillor Isabella Carter, J.P., presided at the Pollok ceremony in her capacity as Convener of the Sub committee on Fire Brigade and Lighting, with Bailie Philip Stinton, J.P. Convener of the Police, etc., Committee, occupying the chair at Castlemilk. Both ceremonies were well attended by members of the Corporation, senior officials, representatives of neighbouring Fire Authorities and the Scottish Home and Health Department and other interested guests.
(Report of the Firemaster of the City of Glasgow, 1962.)
Strathclyde Fire Board decided
that the lowest offer from Sim Building Group Limited, Kirkintilloch, amounting
to £507,032.55, for the refurbishment of Pollok Fire Station and an extension to
the provision of dignified facilities be accepted subject to the conditions
detailed in the report by Glasgow City Council.
Strathclyde Fire Board decided that the Community Safety Building within Pollok Fire Station be named “Iain McGill House” after a former long serving Fire Officer with Glasgow Fire Service and Strathclyde Fire Brigade who was instrumental in promoting community safety initiatives. The Community Safety Building would be a focal point for local community groups and a resource and training facility for improving the safety and life skills of the community.
(Strathclyde Fire Board Minutes 10/10/2002)
|2 Water Tender Ladders||4 Station Officers|
|4 Sub Officers|
|4 Leading Firefighters|
The Staff are split over four watches (Red, Blue, Green and White) 1 Station Officer, 1 Sub Officer, 1 Leading Firefighter and 11 Firefighters working 2 days, 2 nights and 4 days off. Water Tenders are normally manned 5 and 4.
|2 Rescue Pump Ladders||4 Watch Commanders|
|8 Crew Commanders|
The Staff are split over four watches (Red, Blue, Green and White) 1 Watch Commander, 2 Crew Commanders and 11 Firefighters working 2 days, 2 nights and 4 days off. Rescue Pump Ladders are normally manned 5 and 4.
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